Arizona: The state's wildlife department amended its regulations three years ago to allow not only small game and predators but also all large game (except elk) to be taken with air-powered rifles. This is the only state in the country where airgunners can take javelinas, Coues deer, and pronghorn antelope. Air rifles are also legal in Arizona for bears, mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, and small game. Airguns allowed for small game and predators are unrestricted, but for the taking of big game, they must be PCP-powered and are required to be .35 caliber or larger.
○ Texas The Lone Star State has the nation's best airgun hunting opportunities for predators and feral pigs. For some years, Texas has allowed airguns to be used to hunt exotic animals on private ranches, but until recently no game animals could be taken with air rifles. That's changing. The state recently added squirrels to the list of species that can be hunted with airguns, and it is considering adding other game species to the list.